The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Security Engineer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Network Security Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security Engineer
Rank 680 729 672
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -57
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 234 192 226
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.16% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.17% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 190 156 124
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £26,500 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
105040 113071 104868
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.60% 94.74%
Number of salaries quoted 85862 91852 87227
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Network Security Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Network Security Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Network Security Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Network Security Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Network Security Engineer within the UK.

Network Security Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Network Security Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Network Security Engineer over the 3 months to 28 April 2015 within the UK.

Network Security Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Network Security Engineer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +75 218 £50,000 +11.11% 20
London +68 107 £52,500 - 9
South East +1 53 £46,250 +8.82% 3
City of London +48 23 £52,500 -4.54% 1
North West +24 21 £57,500 +32.18% 3
East of England +23 21 £37,500 -14.28% 1
Berkshire -7 20 £47,500 -3.06% 3
Surrey +15 13 £55,000 +57.14%
Manchester - 13 £53,750 - 1
Hampshire +8 11 £45,000 +5.88%
Andover - 11 £45,000 -
Docklands, London +3 10 - -
Reading -14 10 £45,000 -8.16% 3
Cambridgeshire - 9 £32,500 -
Leeds +17 8 £40,000 -15.78% 1
West Yorkshire +14 8 £40,000 -15.78% 2
Yorkshire +9 8 £40,000 -13.51% 2
Cheshire +3 7 £55,000 +37.50% 1
South Wales -9 7 £42,500 -5.55%
Wales -11 7 £42,500 -5.55%
Scotland +20 6 £57,500 +27.77%
Cardiff - 6 £42,500 -
Glasgow - 6 £57,500 -
Guildford - 6 £55,000 -
Kent +14 5 £50,000 +132.55%
South West -5 5 £47,250 +2.16% 1
Suffolk - 5 £37,500 - 1
Cambridge - 5 £32,500 -
Ipswich - 5 £37,500 -
Buckinghamshire 0 4 £60,000 +60.00%

Network Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Network Security Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Network Security Engineer in their job title.

1 457 (93.27%) Network Security
2 367 (74.90%) Firewall
3 354 (72.24%) Cisco
4 312 (63.67%) Cisco Certification
5 260 (53.06%) CheckPoint
6 198 (40.41%) CCNP
7 172 (35.10%) CCNA
8 169 (34.49%) Juniper
9 145 (29.59%) Cisco ASA
10 142 (28.98%) F5
11 140 (28.57%) WAN
12 124 (25.31%) VPN
13 114 (23.27%) LAN
14 103 (21.02%) TCP/IP
15 96 (19.59%) CISSP
16 91 (18.57%) Linux
17 90 (18.37%) Security Cleared
18 89 (18.16%) Windows
19 80 (16.33%) SSL
20 78 (15.92%) Microsoft
21 77 (15.71%) Finance
22 66 (13.47%) Fortinet
22 66 (13.47%) Wireless
23 64 (13.06%) BGP
24 62 (12.65%) CCSA
25 61 (12.45%) Degree
26 60 (12.24%) Blue Coat
26 60 (12.24%) CCSE
27 59 (12.04%) EIGRP
28 56 (11.43%) OSPF

Network Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Network Security Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Network Security Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (1.22%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.20%) CloudStack
2 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
Applications
1 42 (8.57%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.24%) MS Office
3 2 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.20%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (0.82%) IaaS
3 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.41%) PaaS
4 1 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 457 (93.27%) Network Security
2 367 (74.90%) Firewall
3 145 (29.59%) Cisco ASA
4 140 (28.57%) WAN
5 124 (25.31%) VPN
6 114 (23.27%) LAN
7 103 (21.02%) TCP/IP
8 80 (16.33%) SSL
9 66 (13.47%) Wireless
10 64 (13.06%) BGP
11 59 (12.04%) EIGRP
12 56 (11.43%) DNS
12 56 (11.43%) OSPF
13 53 (10.82%) MPLS
14 45 (9.18%) Wireshark
15 39 (7.96%) Cisco PIX
16 36 (7.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 35 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
17 35 (7.14%) Intrusion Detection
18 33 (6.73%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (0.61%) Metasploit
General
1 77 (15.71%) Finance
2 31 (6.33%) Telecoms
3 19 (3.88%) Law
4 14 (2.86%) Games
5 11 (2.24%) Multimedia
6 8 (1.63%) Banking
6 8 (1.63%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.02%) Advertising
8 4 (0.82%) Retail
9 3 (0.61%) Back Office
10 2 (0.41%) Legal
11 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.20%) Local Government
11 1 (0.20%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.43%) SOAP
2 2 (0.41%) CSS
2 2 (0.41%) JSP
3 1 (0.20%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 27 (5.51%) Hedge funds
2 26 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (4.69%) Computer Science
4 18 (3.67%) Management Information System
5 12 (2.45%) CESG
6 7 (1.43%) Blackberry
7 5 (1.02%) Thin Client
7 5 (1.02%) Fat Client
8 3 (0.61%) RMADS
8 3 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (0.61%) Open Source
8 3 (0.61%) SecurID
8 3 (0.61%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.41%) PKI
9 2 (0.41%) Clustering
10 1 (0.20%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.20%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 91 (18.57%) Linux
2 89 (18.16%) Windows
3 39 (7.96%) UNIX
4 11 (2.24%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (1.84%) Windows XP
6 6 (1.22%) Android
6 6 (1.22%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.20%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (11.43%) SIEM
2 52 (10.61%) Information Security
3 46 (9.39%) Load Balancing
4 44 (8.98%) ITIL
5 35 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
6 32 (6.53%) Penetration Testing
7 31 (6.33%) Network Design
8 30 (6.12%) Change Management
9 24 (4.90%) Problem Management
9 24 (4.90%) Cyber Security
10 22 (4.49%) Kalman Filter
11 18 (3.67%) Project Management
12 15 (3.06%) Incident Management
13 14 (2.86%) Network Management
14 12 (2.45%) Malware Detection\Protection
15 11 (2.24%) Database Security
15 11 (2.24%) Ethical Hacking
15 11 (2.24%) Cash Management
15 11 (2.24%) Security Architecture
15 11 (2.24%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (8.98%) SQL
2 30 (6.12%) Perl
3 24 (4.90%) PowerShell
4 11 (2.24%) Python
4 11 (2.24%) Shell Script
5 3 (0.61%) Ruby
6 2 (0.41%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.20%) C
Qualifications
1 312 (63.67%) Cisco Certification
2 198 (40.41%) CCNP
3 172 (35.10%) CCNA
4 96 (19.59%) CISSP
5 90 (18.37%) Security Cleared
6 62 (12.65%) CCSA
7 61 (12.45%) Degree
8 60 (12.24%) CCSE
9 56 (11.43%) SC Cleared
10 45 (9.18%) CCIE
11 25 (5.10%) JNCIS
12 18 (3.67%) CCDP
13 16 (3.27%) CEH
13 16 (3.27%) ITIL Certification
14 15 (3.06%) JNCIA
15 14 (2.86%) CISM
16 12 (2.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 10 (2.04%) A+ Certification
18 9 (1.84%) Microsoft Certification
18 9 (1.84%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (8.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (2.86%) SLA
3 9 (1.84%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 2 (0.41%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.20%) COBIT
6 1 (0.20%) QA
System Software
1 27 (5.51%) Active Directory
2 18 (3.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.65%) vSphere
4 9 (1.84%) Snort
5 7 (1.43%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.43%) iptables
6 4 (0.82%) ProxySG
7 3 (0.61%) Firmware
7 3 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.41%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.20%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 33 (6.73%) FortiGate
2 12 (2.45%) Norton AntiVirus
3 10 (2.04%) Cisco CUCM
4 8 (1.63%) CiscoWorks
5 5 (1.02%) Nessus
6 2 (0.41%) MOM
6 2 (0.41%) SCCM
7 1 (0.20%) SCOM
7 1 (0.20%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.20%) OpenView
7 1 (0.20%) WSUS
7 1 (0.20%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 354 (72.24%) Cisco
2 260 (53.06%) CheckPoint
3 169 (34.49%) Juniper
4 142 (28.98%) F5
5 78 (15.92%) Microsoft
6 66 (13.47%) Fortinet
7 60 (12.24%) Blue Coat
8 46 (9.39%) HP
9 41 (8.37%) McAfee
10 37 (7.55%) VMware
11 36 (7.35%) Citrix
12 26 (5.31%) Riverbed
13 23 (4.69%) Brocade
14 16 (3.27%) SolarWinds
15 15 (3.06%) Symantec
15 15 (3.06%) Nokia
16 12 (2.45%) IronPort
16 12 (2.45%) Aruba
17 11 (2.24%) Splunk
17 11 (2.24%) Websense
Central London / West End
Araya Partners Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £85,000 per annum Salary is approx 50-85k base + bonus
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Cititec
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive Salary and package
Posted: Yesterday
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Wetherby, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum 22 Days holiday Life Insurance Priva
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum 22 Days holiday Life Insurance Priva
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Oxfordshire
Three
Posted: 4 days ago
North London
Networking People
Salary: £30000 - £33000 per annum + on call allowance + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £45k - 50k per year + Training
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Acumin
Salary: From £65,000 to £95,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Haverhill, Suffolk
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £45k - 55k per year + 5% Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Three Mobile
Salary: £Competitive + 20% bonus, on-call allowance and overtime
Posted: 20 days ago
Reading, Berkshire, South East
Three
Salary: £Competitive + 20% bonus, on-call allowance and overtime
Posted: 20 days ago